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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, April 20

Weather: I try to keep in mind there have probably been occasional sunny days recently, but I can't for the life of me remember when they were. Another gray one today with a high of 67 degrees with scattered thunderstorms throughout the day (though none yet as of 12:40) and "isolated" storms this evening. 

Story of the Day: Dog 'You-Know-What'
Have you noticed more dog s--t (c'mon, let's just say it, that's what we all call it) in your neighborhood? We certainly have (especially around our offices here at the Keeper's House in Norwood) and so has Council Member James Vacca who has written to city Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty to demand more enforcement, which has been dropping off lately. According to the Village Voice, "in 2008, 909 tickets were issued. In 2011, the fiscal year of which ends at the end of June, officials have issued only 250. City officials say this is due to better compliance, but the dog poop doesn't lie!"

Quick Hits 
Trendy neighborhood names coined by developers and real estate agents (among the latest are ProCro for Prospect Heights/Crown Heights and SoHa for South Harlem) can contribute to increased rents and home prices, says Brooklyn Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, who is introducing legislation to require community board/City Council/mayoral approval of use of new neighborhood names. We all know about SoBro (for south Bronx), but recently we heard that marketers of the under-populated Solaria luxury building on Henry Hudson Parkway in Riverdale are calling the nabe NoMa (northern Manhattan)! Does Riverdale really need an image makeover?! Oy.

The city's Department of Environmental Protection is giving away free rain barrels in the Bronx on May 7 in Pelham Bay Park.

Bloomberg News profiles Bronx-born fiddle master Bruce Molsky.

All that ticket fixing? Courtesy, not corruption says the head of the sergeants' union.

The Riverdale Press takes a look at a Kingsbridge Heights building that is the 15th worst on Public Advocate Bill de Blasio's bad Bronx buildings list.

Under a new law, effective April 1, citizen webcasting of legislative hearings at every level of local and state government will be easier.


  1. What a subtle anti-semitic jab at Riverdale. Oy!

  2. So sad that NYC Parks is disallowing a free service like Poo Free Parks to service our city parks!

  3. To Anonymous at 1:38: Oh, please. I'm Jewish. My Jewish parents live in Riverdale. And the post had NOTHING to do with Jews who live in Riverdale. Thanks for reading, though.

  4. Breaking the law is a police "courtesy?"

    How much "courtesy" are the cops showing? Are they courteous to drunk drivers? To drug dealers?

    How come their only courteous to each other and their buddies? They's discourteous to the citizens of New York who pay them?

    Give me a break you crooks!


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